Back-to-School Health Check List

August marks back-toschool season, an ideal time for parents to help improve their children’s health. Before schedules become packed with classes, homework and extracurricular activities, here’s a back-toschool “health checklist” to help give children a better chance to succeed inside and outside the classroom:

 Get a ComprehensiveEye Exam

About 80 percent of what children learn is through their eyes. With that in mind, a child’s first comprehensive eye exam should occur before age 1, again at age 3 and before entering school. If no vision issues are detected, schoolaged children should have an exam at least once every two years. Also, a school’s vision screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam, as screenings can miss conditions such as poor eye alignment, focusing issues and farsightedness.1

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